Don’t ever miss out on the wedding rehearsal.
It is your chance to warm up to people as their wedding photographer for the wedding. Even if this is not something that your clients tell you about or require you to attend right off the bat, you should still go out of your way to make sure you proactively offer to go ahead and cover it. The wedding rehearsal coverage should be a part of all of the services and packages that you are trying to offer out to your potential clients. This way, you will be able to get people to warm up to you and to your presence as the wedding’s official wedding photographer.
Even if it means that you will be allotting a special day for this out of your own time and efforts, those are efforts will all be worth it in the end. While you are at the wedding rehearsal party, try to mingle a little bit with the entourage as well as with the other people who are there. Most of the inner circle of the wedding party will most likely be there. Get them to acclimate to the fact that you are the official wedding photographer and that you are the person who is behind the lens of the camera all of the time. This is also a great way for you to network out to an entire slew of potential clients that you might be able to tap into and book as well in the future.
Pay attention to the bridal shoot.
A wedding photographer’s coverage will always be left with a missing ingredient when there is no bridal shoot set in place. The bridal shoot should be fully focused on the bride all of the time. You should go out of your way to make sure that you get to coach her and give her all of the necessary tips needed in order for her to know how to handle and manage herself while she is getting photographed during the bridal shoot. Take a crash course in boudoir photography so that you will at least know what to do and what fine points to go for during the bridal shoot.
The main trick that you should use as a wedding photographer would be to make sure that the arms and legs are positioned in a triangular position. This is the kind of positioning that will make the subject’s body look lean and streamlined all of the time. Take things from the perspective of the bride all of the time. Talk about the things that she is OK with as well as with the things that she may not be that comfortable with. This way, you get to know full and well how to get her to go through the bridal shoot with ease and with less awkwardness as much as possible.
Do not miss out on the contract.
It should be a standard requirement in all of the deals that you close as a wedding photographer London. It will provide you with an extra layer of protection in the event that some things don’t go on as planned.